Weekly Update – August 9, 2021

Weekly Update from the Dojo! This week is Pre-testing Week, so instructors will be checking in on students’ progress and see if they are ready for a tip or belt test next week! You can check your progress on the Curriculum Charts which are in the Student Manual and posted in the dojo. You can…

Long Weekend Notice – Classes Postponed

This weekend is the Civic Holiday Long Weekend. The dojo is closed and there are are no classes on Saturday, July 31st and Monday, August 2nd. Classes are postponed until Tuesday, August 3rd. In other news, we have had a full week of in-person classes! Many thanks to all our students and instructors for adjusting…

Weekly Update

It is testing week at the dojo! This is our first (and hopefully last) virtual testing week. If you have questions about if you are testing and for what, please ask your instructor in class. For students who pass their test, they will receive an email about next steps. In other exciting news, the dojo…

Tuesday Quote

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant” – Robert Louis Stevenson

Weekly Update – July 7, 2021

This week is Pre-Testing Week at the dojo! If you have any questions about what you are testing for, please ask your instructors in class. We also have a few class updates! Starting this Thursday, July 8, 2021, the advanced and beginner children classes (ages 6-12) will be combined and all classes will be in…

Weekly Update – Classes Postponed Thursday

Happy Monday everyone! We hope everyone is staying cool in this wonderfully warm weather. This Thursday, July 1, 2021 classes are postponed and the dojo is closed for the statutory holiday. We look forward to seeing you back on Zoom on Saturday, July 3, 2021! [Photo Description: Red lion at the Dragon Boat Festival in…

Web Wisdom Wednesday

Did you know that karate is making its debut this year the Summer Olympics in Tokyo? This is the first time karate will be included as a sport in the international games. Although sport-karate is quite a bit different from the traditional martial arts we practice, it is interesting to see its evolution. We are…

Tuesday Quotes

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible” – Francis of Assisi

Throwback Thursday

Do you remember our Black Belt test in 2018? It was a hot and sunny day for our outdoor training as you can tell by addition of hats and sunglasses to our traditional uniforms. A very rewarding and fun day!

Web Wisdom Wednesday

Did You Know that June is National Indigenous History Month? The style of karate we practice originates in Okinawa. The island now commonly known as Okinawa as part of Japan, this has not always been the case! The Indigenous peoples of Okinawa are the Ryūkyūans who have unique (and endangered) languages, culture, religion, politics, and…

Quote of the Day

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart” –Helen Keller

Weekly Update: June 14, 2021

New to the dojo this week: we are now on TikTok! Follow us @tallackdojo. We are jumping on the trend to create some fun martial arts videos. Stay tuned for upcoming challenges and trends that you can take part in at home too! The dojo is continuing with Zoom classes and we are very impressed…